News of the Day: Joel McHale to Host White House Correspondents' Dinner

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News of the Day: Joel McHale to Host White House Correspondents' Dinner
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According to Chicago Tribune, actor and comedian Joel McHale will be the featured performer and host of the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. The event will be attended by members of the media, celebrities, and the U.S. president.

McHale is the star of NBC's comedy "Community" and is the host of E! network's "The Soup." "He's sharp, funny, and just the type of comic who can navigate the unique challenge of our dinner, making fun of Democrats, Republicans and especially the news media," WHCA President and McClatchy Co political editor Steven Thomma said in a statement.

In a Twitter post after the announcement, McHale said: "My material will be equally offensive to all & over within 30 min - just like a Congressional work year."

Petition of the Day: Deport Justin Bieber Petition Reaches 100k; White House Must Respond

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Petition of the Day: Deport Justin Bieber Petition Reaches 100k; White House Must Respond
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The day Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami a petition was created to deport Bieber and revoke his green card. Today, the petition has reached the 100,000 signature threshold which warrants a response from the Obama administration.

Don't get your hopes up, Bieber haters. There have been other responses to not so pertinent petitions which received 100,000 signatures such as this response about creating a Death Star.

Bo the First Dog Inspects the White House Holiday Decorations

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Check out the latest holiday special video from the White House YouTube channel, starring the First Family's pet dog. For more information on the 2012 White House holiday celebrations, check out the events page.

McKayla Maroney Is Not Impressed with President Obama's Knowledge of Internet Memes

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McKayla Maroney Is Not Impressed with President Obama's Knowledge of Internet Memes
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President Obama mimics U.S. Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney's famous "Not Impressed" look during the gymnastics team's visit to the White House on last Thursday.

White House Beer of the Day

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The United States' most top secret beer just gained declassified status. The White House has released the recipes for its home-brewed -- and government approved -- Honey Ale and Honey Porter, for those who really want to drink like the president.

While people probably wouldn't mind a few tax dollars being spent on the Commander in Chief's home concoctions, Barack Obama funds this venture out of his own pocket.

[shortformblog]

Government Transparency of the Day

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Government Transparency of the Day
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With the new interactive White House Tax Receipt, you can find out exactly where your federal tax dollars are headed. Not that it makes writing the check any easier.

[consumerist]

Virtual Tour of the Day

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Never been to the White House? Behold the next best thing, courtesy the Google Art project and the Google Street View team.

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